CBF Encouraged by General Assembly’s Approval of Legislation to Strengthen Water Pollution Enforcement
March 31, 2022
The Maryland General Assembly today approved legislation strongly supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to increase inspection and enforcement activities related to facilities permitted to discharge pollution into the state’s waterways.
March 29, 2022
Today, the Maryland House of Delegates approved the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 by a vote of 95 to 42. The House vote follows the state Senate’s approval of the legislation on March 14.
March 28, 2022
As a result of continued and unresolved problems at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, MDE has directed the Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of operations at the plant. The directive was issued after Baltimore City failed to comply with a previous 48-hour order to end illegal discharges from the plant.
March 24, 2022
Today, the Maryland Department of Environment released an updated inspection report from Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant revealing significant and ongoing maintenance and operational failures that are resulting in excessive amounts of pollution reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
March 22, 2022
CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest is underway. Photo submissions are being accepted now, through April 1. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate to win cash prizes of from $100 to $500, and to have their photos featured in CBF’s award-winning publications.
March 22, 2022
Residents in the Annapolis and Upper Marlboro areas of Maryland can purchase shares to receive a variety of farm-fresh produce each week through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s popular Clagett Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
March 18, 2022
The EPA has announced it would formally add Bear Creek to the Superfund National Priorities List, which will spur a federal cleanup effort in the polluted waterway near Baltimore.
March 11, 2022
Michael Heller, a regenerative farmer and environmental advocate whose career spanned more than 40 years, retired this month from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
February 23, 2022
CBF is announcing its strong support of new legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly to address the long-term decline in state enforcement of water pollution discharge permits.
February 15, 2022
A new report from CBF highlights the multiple benefits of agricultural conservation practices essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Farm Forward examines practices that reduce pollution, combat climate change, improve soil health and farmers’ bottom lines, and boost local economies.
February 14, 2022
On Friday, a coalition of organizations—ShoreRivers, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation—filed a motion to intervene in a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating wastewater pollution limits and permit requirements.
February 14, 2022
CBF is advocating for Maryland legislators this year to approve strengthened legislation aimed at reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.
January 27, 2022
Facing a striped bass population decline, an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) panel today voted to begin public comment on the next update to the striped bass fishery management plan, known as Amendment 7, next month.
CBF Commends EPA Regional Administrator for Strong Stance in Support of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Requirements
January 26, 2022
EPA Region 3 Administrator Adam Ortiz reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to meeting the 2025 goals of the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint at Tuesday night’s Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit.
CBF Statement in Response to Maryland’s Plan to Sue Baltimore over Wastewater Plant Pollution Violations
January 21, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is issuing the following statement in response to the move by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to file legal action today against two Baltimore area wastewater treatment plants.
January 14, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is supporting a package of three bills being debated by the Baltimore City Council that would help reduce some of the harmful effects of climate change.
January 12, 2022
Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth was elected the new chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission earlier this month. In this role, Sen. Elfreth will oversee the commission’s work to coordinate legislative and policy action throughout the largest Bay watershed states—Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
December 21, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, is pleased to announce the approval of 13 grants in Maryland and Virginia for the Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards, a program supported by CBF.
December 16, 2021
CBF, ShoreRivers, and Dorchester Citizens For Planned Growth have filed comments on the proposed Maryland Department of the Environment wastewater discharge permit for Valley Proteins, finding it critically deficient.
December 15, 2021
The Chesapeake Executive Council met today in Richmond, Virginia, and selected EPA Administrator Michael Regan to be the next Council Chair. Following the meeting, CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement.
December 6, 2021
Blue Water Baltimore, partnering with CBF, today filed a petition for judicial review of to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits recently issued for Baltimore City and County.
November 5, 2021
CBF raised serious concerns about municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits that the Maryland Department of the Environment issued today for Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince George’s, and Montgomery Counties.
New Report Raises Questions about Maryland Department of the Environment’s Draft Wastewater Permit for Massive Eastern Shore Development
October 27, 2021
An engineering report being released today found several issues with Maryland Department of the Environment’s issuance of a draft wastewater permit that would enable the proposed Lakeside at Trappe development to spray wastewater onto fields near Miles Creek and the Choptank River.
October 21, 2021
Staff from CBF and Solar Oysters loaded about 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto a new automated aquaculture platform in the Baltimore Harbor. The platform uses solar power to rotate large oyster cages filled with young oysters to clean the bivalves and help them grow over time.
October 15, 2021
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of annual surveys of the juvenile striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay. For the third consecutive year, the Maryland numbers are below average, while the Virginia numbers are about average.
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